Planting in August - GardenGrow

Broad Beans (also Fava bean) Sow seed
Cabbage Sow seed
Chives (also Garden chives) Plant out (transplant) seedlings
Radish Sow seed
Rocket (also Arugula/Rucola) Sow seed
Rutabaga (also Swedes) Sow seed
Spinach (also English spinach) Sow seed
Turnip Sow seed

Planning for September

Broad Beans (also Fava bean) Sow seed
Cabbage Sow seed
Garlic Plant cloves. Garlic can overwinter. Cover with a good layer of mulch . In areas where frost persists into March/ April, expect to harvest your garlic in June/July.
Shallots (also Eschalots) Sow seed
Spinach (also English spinach) Sow seed
Turnip Sow seed

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Recent Comments

  • 02 Dec - Celeste Archer
    The kill temperature for Fava Beans ranges from about -4c to -10c depending on the variety. Furthermore the temperature needs to be sustained; that is 2 minutes at -4c will not kill the fava bea...
    in Broad Beans
  • 30 Nov - Liz
    You can safely snip off your scarlet runners when they reach the top of the frames. They will produce more shoots lower down.
    in Beans - climbing
  • 30 Nov - Andrew
    When Scarlett Runner beans get to the top of the frames they tend to drop down to find somewhere to attach. They get really quite top heavy and dark. Can you snip off the top once they go over. B...
    in Beans - climbing
  • 17 Nov -
    Seeds from the internet and read the info here about time to harvest.
    in Rosella
  • 17 Nov - Graham
    Years ago (it seems forever) living/working on the hydro dams along the Waitaki River in the South Is. we grew carrots... hoed between the rows to control weeds, and after the carrots had produced...
    in Carrot
  • 10 Nov - Tony Baker
    diesel or kerosene in a spray bottle will kill any broadleaf weeds and deter carrot fly. Don't go crazy with it though!
    in Carrot
  • 07 Nov - Ann Murray
    Where can I get either a couple of seedlings of seeds. How long doo they take long to grow till they produce fruits?
    in Rosella

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